It's Winter. Let's Ride.

Don't let the winter blues get you down. Get the gear you need to keep riding.

WARM + DRY

We ride bikes all winter long here in the PNW, which means rain, mud, and snow are all factors that come into play. This is some of our favorite gear we use to stay warm and dry.

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Serfas

True 2500 Head Light

A great light by the folks at Serfas! As the name suggests, it is a true 2500 lumens, no exaggerating stats on this one. It gives you a great field of vision, not too flooded but not a spotlight either. An included 3' cable extender allows you to store the battery in a fanny pack if so desired. The battery and headlight are both decently lightweight.

Race Face

Agent Softshell Jacket

Very nice fitting jacket, not too heavy or stiff like some other jackets out there. The lighter construction gives you a great range of motion. Two huge vents on the back keep you from getting too hot on the climb. The hood is sized so that it can cover over your helmet when it's raining. Overall, I think this jacket gives you a nice balance of weather-proofing, while staying breathable and not too hot.

Race Face

Agent Winter Shorts

The waterproof design keeps your nether regions nice and dry on those cold rainy days. The fit is fairly baggy, lots of room for knee pads and under layers. I love the pull tabs under the short to keep the water out, that's a huge plus!

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Serfas

True 2500 Head Light

A great light by the folks at Serfas! As the name suggests, it is a true 2500 lumens, no exaggerating stats on this one. It gives you a great field of vision, not too flooded but not a spotlight either. An included 3' cable extender allows you to store the battery in a fanny pack if so desired. The battery and headlight are both decently lightweight.

Race Face

Agent Softshell Jacket

Very nice fitting jacket, not too heavy or stiff like some other jackets out there. The lighter construction gives you a great range of motion. Two huge vents on the back keep you from getting too hot on the climb. The hood is sized so that it can cover over your helmet when it's raining. Overall, I think this jacket gives you a nice balance of weather-proofing, while staying breathable and not too hot.

Race Face

Agent Winter Shorts

The waterproof design keeps your nether regions nice and dry on those cold rainy days. The fit is fairly baggy, lots of room for knee pads and under layers. I love the pull tabs under the short to keep the water out, that's a huge plus!

RIDE BY NIGHT

The days are short, and many of us are working during daylight hours. Night riding can be a blast, but proper lighting is a must. Check out our recommendations.

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Cat Eye

Volt 6000 Headlight

The volt 6000 is the brightest light that I have used. The 6000 is designed to produce more light at the bottom of the beam to do the work of a bar light, while providing ample coverage down the trail. The run times are impressive as well. This is the burning bush of lights, you can't look directly into it without going blind.

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Brisker Winter Glove

Although not a full on "winter conditions" glove, this is perfect for brisk days out on the bike. The Clarino palm offers great feedback and a tactile control on your shifter and brakes, and the thick top material cuts cold wind really well. It doesn't retain warmth very well when wet, but for a truly winter proof glove, you'll find you need to spend a whole lot more than $30.

Cat Eye

Volt 800 USB Headlight

I initially purchased the Volt 800 as a commuting light, but quickly realized that it's seemingly meager 800 lumens was actually quite substantial, and have since started using it as a night riding light when out on the trails. It's even small and light enough that I'll throw it in my hip pack just in case I get caught out in the dark. It's simple and easy to install bar clamp works on any size bar, from my old school commuter bike to my 35mm clamp mtb bars.

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Cat Eye

Volt 6000 Headlight

The volt 6000 is the brightest light that I have used. The 6000 is designed to produce more light at the bottom of the beam to do the work of a bar light, while providing ample coverage down the trail. The run times are impressive as well. This is the burning bush of lights, you can't look directly into it without going blind.

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Brisker Winter Glove

Although not a full on "winter conditions" glove, this is perfect for brisk days out on the bike. The Clarino palm offers great feedback and a tactile control on your shifter and brakes, and the thick top material cuts cold wind really well. It doesn't retain warmth very well when wet, but for a truly winter proof glove, you'll find you need to spend a whole lot more than $30.

Cat Eye

Volt 800 USB Headlight

I initially purchased the Volt 800 as a commuting light, but quickly realized that it's seemingly meager 800 lumens was actually quite substantial, and have since started using it as a night riding light when out on the trails. It's even small and light enough that I'll throw it in my hip pack just in case I get caught out in the dark. It's simple and easy to install bar clamp works on any size bar, from my old school commuter bike to my 35mm clamp mtb bars.